I knew it would probably happen eventually, but my first plant just started to flower, the second is still full veg. I could tell my basement smelled a little, but went out and came back an hour later yesterday and could smell it as soon as I opened the front door.
It’s not the end of the world as long as it’s weak, I’m medical and legal to grow but it’s not ideal for everyone who comes in my house to know. I can blame my smoking and having a bunch of weed if it’s a residual scent, but I can’t have my house smelling like the inside of a bag.
So, I’m revamping my grow room. Right now I’m in a 6x3 area in my 8 x 16 room. I’m going to remove the wall shelving from half the room. I’m going to buy styrofoam 4X8 1-1/2 inch sheets from Home depot, the ones with reflective backer on half. Then I’m going to build a floor to ceiling box within my closet with the sheets. I’ll glue it to the cement wall, and screw it into the studs for the other 2 walls. I’ll seal it with that reflective duct tape. For the front wall, I think I will use the 2" thick stuff instead, but essentially the same think and I’ll either frame a real door into it, or make a styrofoam one, and use weather stripping to seal it off. a sheet on the ceiling, and all 4 walls and the ceiling will be sealed styro, and I’ll have a 8’ x 4" sealed room.
I will need to run a vent from my styro room to a basement window. This is where you come in…
I need suggestions on vent fans - power, brands, venting supplies - and how to set this up. I’ll need to cut some kind of hole in the styro for a “return vent” and maybe put a flap over it so when the vent fan isn’t creating negative pressure in the styro room, the vent gets covered by the flap by gravity.
please keep in mind I live in a cold climate. In a couple of months my heating bill is going to jump. I’m a little concerned about a fan that is designed to pump my heated air into the outside, so I want to get by with as little power as possible.